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Collaborative Professionalism
When Teaching Together Means Learning for All



© 2018 | 176 pages | Corwin

Ensure Conversations About Collaboration Get Results.   

Ask any educational professional about collaboration and chances are they’ll tell you it’s one of their core values. But this familiar sentiment doesn’t always translate into meaningful professional experiences that help educators or their students grow. 

Addressing this critical gap head-on, this book lays out the theory and practice of Collaborative Professionalism. Through five international case studies, the authors distinguish Collaborative Professionalism from professional collaboration by highlighting intentional collaborative designs and providing concrete examples for how to be more purposeful with collaboration.  

Additionally, the book makes Collaborative Professionalism accessible to all educators through clear take-aways including:

  • Ten core tenets, including Collective Efficacy, Collaborative Inquiry, and Collaborating With Students.
  • Graphics indicating how educators can move from mere professional collaboration to the deep and transformative work of Collaborative Professionalism.
  • Analysis of which collaborative practices educators should start doing, keep doing, and stop doing 

Collaboration can be one of your most powerful educational tools when used correctly, and turned into action. This book shows you how.

 
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I: Developing and Designing Collaborative Professionalism
 
1. The Case for Collaborative Professionalism
From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism  
Designing Collaborative Professionalism  
The Culture and Context of Collaborative Professionalism  
Moving Toward Collaborative Professionalism  
Making It Happen  
 
2. Moving Toward Collaborative Professionalism
Developing Collaborative Professionalism  
Designing Collaboration  
 
3. Open Class and Lesson Study
Open Class Teaching  
Open Class Feedback  
Open Class Planning  
Lesson Study  
The Four Bs of Collaborative Professionalism  
Summary  
 
4. Collaborative Curriculum Planning Networks
Collaboration in Rural Environments  
Job-Alike Collaboration  
Focus on Engagement  
The ELA Job-Alike Group  
Network Design  
Network Principles  
Network Technology  
Summary  
 
5. Cooperative Learning and Working
Consistency of Cooperation  
Context of Cooperation  
Summary  
 
6. Collaborative Pedagogical Transformation
Vision of Escuela Nueva  
Learning in Escuela Nueva  
Teachers in Escuela Nueva  
Impact  
Design  
Summary  
 
7. Professional Learning Communities
The First Generation  
The Second Generation  
From Second to Third Generation  
The Provincial System  
Collaborative Inquiry in Ontario  
Summary  
 
Part II: Deepening Collaborative Professionalism
 
8. Ten Tenets of Collaborative Professionalism
Collective Autonomy  
Collective Efficacy  
Collaborative Inquiry  
Collective Responsibility  
Collective Initiative  
Mutual Dialogue  
Joint Work  
Common Meaning and Purpose  
Collaborating With Students  
Big Picture Thinking for All  
Summary  
 
9. The Four Bs of Collaborative Professionalism
Before  
Betwixt  
Beside  
Beyond  
Summary  
Moving From Professional Collaboration to Collaborative Professionalism  
 
Part III: Doing Collaborative Professionalism
 
10. Doing Collaborative Professionalism
What Should We Stop Doing?  
What Should We Continue Doing?  
What Should We Start Doing?  
Last Words  
 
Index

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